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Makers of the world, unite!

Tinkerers, DIYers and hobbyists, mark your calendars. Crafty quarterly Make Magazine is hosting its first ever Maker Faire, a convention where do-it-yourself enthusiasts can come together and share ideas and projects.

The fair's site says it will feature six exposition and workshop pavilions, a 5-acre outdoor midway, over 100 exhibiting makers, hands-on workshops, demonstrations, DIY competitions and the latest in tools, kits and DIY resources. Got an ingenious project you're dying to share with other at-home engineers? You're in luck. Make is accepting proposals for tabletop exhibits, demonstrations and workshops until midnight on Feb. 27 (You'll need a Make/O'Reilly account in order to create a proposal). For gadgeteers who prefer to watch, there will be no shortage of ideas to inspire your weekend projects for the rest of the year.

The fair will take place on April 22 and 23 at the San Mateo Fairgrounds in San Mateo, Calif. Ticket prices vary, with family and buddy passes available, but basic tickets for adults are $12 per day. Kids 12 and under go for free.